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Deodar Cedar
 




CEDAR, DEODAR     

Cedrus deodara    
SEE-drus dee-o-DAR-a    
                                                                       
Evergreen – Sun                                                                             
Ht. 50’ Spread 30’      Spacing 20-40’                                                    
 

HABIT:     Moderate, large conical shape,  pointed to drooping top, foliage to the ground, foliage consists of small pine-like needles.

CULTURE:   Any soil, good drainage, plenty of room.

USES:    Parks, large estates, evergreen back drop.

PROBLEMS:  Too large at the base for most residential gardens, freeze damage, diseases, bagworms and red spider.

NOTES:     Sometimes called “California Christmas tree.” Graceful when healthy but I would not invest much money in this plant in the northern part of the state. Native to the Himalayas.


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